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The Center for Conflict Studies hosts numerous events including conferences/ symposiums. We frequently collaborate with local organizations to build networks with the local Monterey community.
 

The following are the upcoming events hosted by the Center. Click on these links to learn more about our past conferences/ symposiums, public and in-house events. 

Visiting Practitioner Lecture

Irvine Auditorium, MIIS, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA

Nadine Vogel

R U Okay?: Mental Health Awareness in Education

Allies at MIIS, the Center for Conflict Studies, and Health & Wellness Services at CSUMB present a thought-provoking lecture by consultant and author Nadine Vogel. Join us to learn from her experience about the necessity and results of integrating mental health services into higher education institutions.

This event is open to the public.

OPEN: disMIISing prejudice

DLC Design Space, MIIS, 420 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA

OPEN Discussion: Armchair Activism

Allies at MIIS presents its first OPEN Discussion of the spring semester, where we will discuss the (in)action of posting on social media without ever doing anything to fight for the cause. Join us in this collaborative exercise to examine racial dynamics and equity on our campus.

Please note that this event is open only to members of MIIS Community (faculty, staff, and students). Please respect our space. 

Visiting Practitioner Lecture

Irvine Auditorium, MIIS, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA

Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis

The Gift of Our Wounds

Allies at MIIS, Whites for Racial Equity, and CSUMB invite you to hear the story of Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis, two people whose book, The Gift of Our Wounds, examines the positive impact that can still come from violence. After losing his father to an attack on a Sikh temple by a white supremacy group, Pardeep reached out to a former leader of the group, Arno, and the two ended up discovering a lifelong friendship. Today, Pardeep and Arno's organization Serve2Unite reaches thousands of students with peacebuilding programs. On Tuesday, April 2, Pardeep and Arno will share with us their story and their work. Join us to hear the full journey in Irvine Auditorium. 

This event is open to the public. 

 

OPEN: disMIISing prejudice

DLC Design Space, MIIS, 420 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA

OPEN Discussion - Toxic Masculinity

With the aim of sharing, listening, learning, and understanding, Allies at MIIS will host another dialogue event (part of our OPEN candid conversation series) on race among MIIS students, faculty, and staff. Join us in a collaborative exercise to examine racial dynamics and equity on our campus. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join the discussion.

Please note that this event is open only to members of MIIS Community (faculty, staff, and students). Please respect our space. 

Visiting Practitioner Lecture

Irvine Auditorium, MIIS, 499 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA

Willy Wilkinson

Gender/Sexual Identity and Inclusion

Join Allies at MIIS to hear from Willy Wilkinson - writer, public health consultant, and LGBTQ activist. This lecture will deepen our knowledge on trans* issues, while also searching for opportunities to include gender equity and fluidity into our curriculums. Come to Irvine Auditorium to learn more. 

This event is open to the public. 

Reading Club Discussion Series

DLC Design Space, MIIS, 420 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA

Willy Wilkinson

Born of the Edge of Race and Gender

Join Allies at MIIS to discuss visiting practitioner Willy Wilkinson's book, Born on the Edge of Race and Gender, a discussion on the intersectionality of trans* people. The author, Willy Wilkinson, will also be joining the discussion, so don't miss out on this unparalleled opportunity. 

This event is open to the public.